OSX Quicktip: Super Fast “Sleep” Shortcut

quicktip.jpgIf you’re looking to put your Mac to sleep as quickly as possible, it couldn’t be more simple…

Command-Option and then hold the Eject button for approx. 2 seconds.

Your system will be out like a light.


  1. krye says

    I like to pick up my apple remote and hold the play button for a few seconds, it also puts the mac to sleep pretty quick.

  2. abc says

    Well, I find that the fastest in terms of interaction time with the computer is to push the power off button, followed by typing the ‘S’ key.

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